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Inaugural LearnMore Cohort Begin Accelerated 22-day Nurse Assistant Course

Filed in Employment Facilitation News by on June 23, 2020

Students in a LearnMore LabOn June 17, 2019, the inaugural LearnMore» cohort began the 22-day weekday nurse assistant training course. The all-female cohort represent five different countries including, USA, Nigeria, Myanmar (Burma), Sudan, and South Sudan. The accelerated asset-building program trains students to obtain skills required of an entry-level healthcare career.

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COVID-19 Wish List for New Refugee Families

Filed in Health Program News by on May 7, 2020

During the spring 2020 season of physical distancing», distance learning, and economic downturn, newcomer families in San Diego County need support more than ever. NSDI ( Nile Sisters Development Initiative ) is working diligently through the COVID-19 crisis to provide essential services and emergency relief» Current efforts include all the following:

  • Guiding 22 CalNEW» students and families through the logistics of receiving Chromebooks for distance learning from SDUSD ( San Diego Unified School District )»
  • Assisting students and parents who want to receive installation of free Wi-Fi internet connection through Cox Connect2Compete» and Spectrum Internet.»
  • Notifying SDUSD when families are in need of hotspot internet access
  • Providing families with resource lists» translated into five languages. Lists include locations of food banks and free meals for students, COVID-19 safety measures, and school-closure updates.
  • Helping students to navigate internet conferencing tools, ensuring that they have access to distance-learning websites, and providing one-on-one distance-learning assistance
  • Conducting quality check-ins with parents, teachers, and counselors to address concerns of LEP ( Limited English Proficiency ) students and families engaging in distance learning

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